Phuket Province will reopen to international visitors who have been fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and who have tested negative upon arriving in the provide. Dubbed Phuket Sandbox, the plan submitted by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) to the Centre for Economic Situation Administration(CESA), was approved by Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-o-cha on 26th March. It will come into effect on 1st July, 2021.
The approved plan stipulates that international visitors are exempt from quarantine if they remain in Phuket for at least 7 nights. TAT reaffirms that plans are proceeding on schedule, and that Phuket will open to international visitors under the proposed conditions. Successful implementation will accelerate the revival of the country’s tourism industry, paving the way for the reopening of other tourist destinations within Thailand.
TAT is committed to work with their tourism industry partners to ensure the smooth and successful reopening of Phuket. A spokesman confirmed that they are ready and willing to work with all those wishing to promote and visit the province in the third quarter (July-September) of this year and beyond.